Britain’s Nuclear Weapons Plant Had 50 Fires In 2 Years

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Aldermaston had 50 fires in two years (Guardian, Jan 24, 2013):

AWE, the company that runs the nuclear plant, insists that the number of safety incidents is usual for a site of such size

The safety record of Britain’s aged nuclear weapons plant at Aldermaston in Berkshire has been less than enviable. AWE, the private consortium that runs the sprawling 750-acre site, is due to appear in Reading crown court in March, charged with breaking health and safety law in connection with a fire in August 2010.

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